school1

[skool] /skul/
noun
1.
an institution where instruction is given, especially to persons under college age:
"The children are at school."
2.
an institution for instruction in a particular skill or field.
3.
a college or university.
4.
a regular course of meetings of a teacher or teachers and students for instruction; program of instruction:
"summer school."
5.
a session of such a course:
"no school today; to be kept after school."
6.
the activity or process of learning under instruction, especially at a school for the young:
"As a child, I never liked school."
7.
one's formal education:
"They plan to be married when he finishes school."
8.
a building housing a school.
9.
the body of students, or students and teachers, belonging to an educational institution:
"The entire school rose when the principal entered the auditorium."
10.
a building, room, etc., in a university, set apart for the use of one of the faculties or for some particular purpose:
"the school of agriculture."
11.
a particular faculty or department of a university having the right to recommend candidates for degrees, and usually beginning its program of instruction after the student has completed general education:
"medical school."
12.
any place, situation, etc., tending to teach anything.
13.
the body of pupils or followers of a master, system, method, etc.:
"the Platonic school of philosophy."
14.
Art.
  1. a group of artists, as painters, writers, or musicians, whose works reflect a common conceptual, regional, or personal influence:
    the modern school; the Florentine school.
  2. the art and artists of a geographical location considered independently of stylistic similarity:
    the French school.
15.
any group of persons having common attitudes or beliefs.
16.
Military, Navy. parts of close-order drill applying to the individual (school of the soldier) the squad (school of the squad) or the like.
17.
Australian and New Zealand Informal. a group of people gathered together, especially for gambling or drinking.
18.
schools, Archaic. the faculties of a university.
19.
Obsolete. the schoolmen in a medieval university.
adjective
20.
of or connected with a school or schools.
21.
Obsolete. of the schoolmen.
verb (used with object)
22.
to educate in or as if in a school; teach; train.
23.
Archaic. to reprimand.
Origin
before 900; Middle English scole (noun), Old English scōl < Latin schola < Greek scholḗ leisure employed in learning
Related forms
schoolable, adjective
schoolless, adjective
schoollike, adjective

school2

[skool] /skul/
noun
1.
a large number of fish, porpoises, whales, or the like, feeding or migrating together.
verb (used without object)
2.
to form into, or go in, a school, as fish.
Origin
1350–1400; Middle English schol(e) < Dutch school; cognate with Old English scolu troop; see shoal2
Example Sentences for school
Those who voted in a school were more likely than other voters to favor raising the sales tax to fund education.
Dinosaurs regularly popped up during my early elementary school education.
Most public school kindergarten teachers, with the same amount of education and experience, earn as much as high school teachers.
Graduate school is gaining a reputation as an incubator for anxiety and depression.
He started in high school as a dishwasher at a hotel and never looked back.
Recently renovated and across the street from the sands, this hotel oozes old-school details.
It's been an unusually tough month for the people who make school lunches.
Each satellite has a small camera that middle school students can request be aimed at target areas on the moon for study.
It used to be that the expert source on what was or wasn't a word was that school-day staple: the dictionary.
After college and four years of veterinary school, typically you do a one-year internship and then a three-year residency.
British Dictionary definitions for school
school1 (skuːl)
 
n
1.  a.  an institution or building at which children and young people usually under 19 receive education
 b.  (as modifier): school bus; school day
 c.  (in combination): schoolroom; schoolwork
2.  any educational institution or building
3.  a faculty, institution, or department specializing in a particular subject: a law school
4.  the staff and pupils of a school
5.  the period of instruction in a school or one session of this: he stayed after school to do extra work
6.  meetings held occasionally for members of a profession, etc
7.  a place or sphere of activity that instructs: the school of hard knocks
8.  a body of people or pupils adhering to a certain set of principles, doctrines, or methods
9.  a group of artists, writers, etc, linked by the same style, teachers, or aims: the Venetian school of painting
10.  a style of life: a gentleman of the old school
11.  informal a group assembled for a common purpose, esp gambling or drinking
 
vb
12.  to train or educate in or as in a school
13.  to discipline or control
14.  an archaic word for reprimand
 
[Old English scōl, from Latin schola school, from Greek skholē leisure spent in the pursuit of knowledge]

school2 (skuːl)
 
n
1.  a group of porpoises or similar aquatic animals that swim together
 
vb
2.  (intr) to form such a group
 
[Old English scolushoal²]

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Word Origin and History for school
school
"place of instruction," O.E. scol, from L. schola, from Gk. skhole "school, lecture, discussion," also "leisure, spare time," originally "a holding back, a keeping clear," from skhein "to get" + -ole by analogy with bole "a throw," stole "outfit," etc. The original notion is "leisure," which passed to "otiose discussion," then "place for such." The PIE base is *segh- "to hold, hold in one's power, to have" (see scheme). The L. word was widely borrowed, cf. O.Fr. escole, Fr. école, Sp. escuela, It. scuola, O.H.G. scuola, Ger. Schule, Swed. skola, Gael. sgiol, Welsh ysgol, Rus. shkola. Replaced O.E. larhus "lore house." Meaning "students attending a school" is attested from c.1300; sense of "school building" is first recorded c.1590. Sense of "people united by a general similarity of principles and methods" is from 1612; hence school of thought (1864). The verb is attested from 1573. School of hard knocks "rough experience in life" is recorded from 1912 (in George Ade); to tell tales out of school "betray damaging secrets" is from 1546. Schoolmarm is attested from 1831, U.S. colloquial; used figuratively for "patronizingly and priggishly instructing" from 1887.
school
"group of fish," c.1400, from M.Du. schole "group of fish or other animals," cognate with O.E. scolu "band, troop, school of fish," from W.Gmc. *skulo- (see shoal (2)).
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Slang related to school

school

noun

A state penitentiary; the BIG HOUSE (1950s+ Underworld)

verb

To teach someone as an expert

general

prep school


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Idioms and Phrases with school

school

In addition to the idiom beginning with school, also see tell tales (out of school).

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